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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 11, 2009 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

will not let this day go by without the thought of the folks that lost their lives in a terrorist attack on our own home soil in 2001. No special anniversary, no flag waving, just a moment of reflection. In my mind the situation remains unresolved and though it's not an issue on the front burner, there are folks that still hurt everyday.

So here's my moment of silence......Earl B. Powell

Earl and I are often on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to politics, but NO MATTER what your politics, a moment of remembrance for lives lost is appropriate and thanks to servicemen and women as well - serving now like those in my family that died on French soil in WWI....bluedevil

And a thought to the service memebers in Iraq and Afganistan that because of the attack face peril everyday...hippie64

yes it was a terrible day. but i will never forget the feeling of togetherness that we in the u.s. had in the aftermath. we were all brothers and sisters. i only hope that we will once again have that
spirit to share in the light and not the darkness......... dizbuster

prayers to the victims and their families..direwolf0701

Please, may these nameless others rest in peace — all the little people that needlessly got killed that day: maintenance people, janitors, security guards, waiters and waitress, line cooks, and their peers - and all these families.

Many good people who worked relentlessly at ground-zero those days - such as firefighters, construction jocks, rescuers - are suffering and dying today because they inhaled all that haz-waste shit there. Even after these tiny extremely harmful particulates finally settled to the ground, they kept getting re-suspended because the destroyed rubble was being constantly moved around. Other times particulates are being wind-driven into the air. This went on, day-after-day, over and over, until this stuff was "all gone."....dead-head_Monte

Mando no apologies needed. We thank you and all of the others who volunteered their time to serve. No matter what your politics, any caring individual should mourn today and say a prayer that this never happens again. God Bless!....billydlions

I had a cousin that was a police officer and another one that was a fireman--they were both about my age. While neither one was injured that day, they both responded that morning and neither was the same afterwards.

As a child, my family would return to NY to visit our extended family. My grandfather used to take us kids to the tourist-y attractions, including the Towers. I always wonder how many grandfathers were headed to the observation deck with their grandkids that morning when the planes hit.

Thank you, Mando, and the rest of you who have served.

God Bless.....TOOTMO

I apologize both for the length of this post and for co-opting, and sometimes editing the words of my forum brothers. I just couldn't bring myself to respond with all the negativity that was generated in the full thread. I tried to condense it to the "meat of the matter". After reading the "condensed version" and observing my own moment of silence, I responded, "Amen."


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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 11, 2009 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

nice job Bill! Namaste my brother.

(glad to see this with my vitriolic/self-entertaining reactions removed)

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 12, 2009 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

Somber day for America
Tragic day for the innocent and the brave
And a sad day for those they left behind.

Awesome day on the forum.

Dan, formerly vapors.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Sep 12, 2009 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

I often "lurk" here and don't jump in to anything but threads about music because I am too lazy to think too hard about the really complex issues of our day. However I read this thread and skies' post and all the fallout and I feel the need to chime in with my two cents.

Thanks to you Earl for reminding me to pause during my day to say a quiet thanks to those whose sacrafice to make my days easier and safer. Servicemen and women, police, firefighters etc..........Also at your urging I did stop to quietly contemplate for a moment the fate of those people like me who were going about their day raising a family and making a life who were unfair victims of a "political statement."

Skies here are my thoughts on your contribution to the thread...........I did not see anyhere that anyone was trying to convert your politics,(naive or simply antagonistic though they are) and all I saw you do was piss on everyone just because you could. Why try to hurt someone who was going out of his way to do something that was just nice and had no political or moral agenda? For that you prove yourself to be a flamming asshole.

For the rest of you...I hope that as you reflect on the day you can find peace if you need it or help others to find peace if you are in such a position.

"It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men"

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 11, 2009 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

A tear in my eye after a very long day of remembering. It's good that there are those of us that can cast away the shells to find the pearls.

I will have a long, long prayer list this Sunday morning.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 11, 2009 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Pilamaya yelo - Thank you

uu -

Thank you my friend. I needed that, you have no idea how I needed that.

Namaste indeed.

Allow me to leave you with a related greeting (and one of my favorites) in Oglala Sioux, Lakota dialect.

"Hau Kola, Akita mani yo, Maka sitomni, woksapa kiwani, mitakuyue oyasin"

My friend, observe everything as you go, all things on Earth, awakening to wisdom, for we are all related.

Good night all.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 11, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I, for one(Reader's Digest Condensed Book version)

Well Said

Amen & God Bless